The grave of a wealthy Viking farmer, buried with his horse, sword, spear and shield, has been found in Orkdal.
Okay. Stop. Viking farmer? Doesn't this go against everything we've ever learned about raping, pillaging Vikings?
And if he was a farmer why isn't he buried with a plow and reaper? Nope this guy was determined to take his sword, spear and sheild to Valhalla. Yeah, a real agricultural-type, I'm sure.
artist's depiction of viking farmers during harvest.